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Thelegend2192 commented on picture ID 92680.

Found on fence post, has white cotton mouth appearance... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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niki commented on picture ID 92676.

Please let me know what spider this is!! Thank u... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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Cwentz commented on picture ID 92646.

I think you might be right. I just looked up a picture and it looks similar. For some reason I didn't come across the False Widow when trying to search for info yesterday. Thanks.... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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Cwentz commented on picture ID 89447.

It's a Tan Jumping Spider... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92646.

The quick answer is: no it isn't a Brown Widow. They have noticeable markings. This might be a False Widow in genus Steatoda.... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92595.

Hi, you submitted the wrong photo. Cowboy Caviar is better with tortilla chips than with spiders.... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92599.

Yes and tiny males at your fingertips? When I found my first female A. aurantia I was compelled to pose with her on my palm too.... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 90805.

That is the magic of the Site Moderator, Itsy Bitsy. She has the final say on the identification and the ability to input info into that field on the screen.... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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Cwentz commented on picture ID 92646.

I found a spider very much like this one yesterday and have been trying to find out what it could be and after much research the only thing that I could find that came close to making sense was that it might be a female brown widow.... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 82731.

I don't know, This looks like the underside of the spider.... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92587.

Yes, Araneus marmoreus, also called a Marbled Orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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JoeSands commented on picture ID 90805.

Yes indeed... thank you. She is a long way from Texas. How do we change my picture to identified?Joe... Discussion Thread

October 20, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92601.

You're close, she's a Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus. Within a genus, some of the same basic markings are shared. For these two species the leg band colors are important. A. marmoreus is red&white proximal, black &white distal. A. trifolium has white and a dark color alternating leg band markings.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 92439.

Looks like you're right. I thought they were found in more Mediterranean regions typically, but then again, spiders that aren't typically seen in Ireland are showing up all over the country so I wouldn't take that too seriously.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 92630.

Yeah I definitely considered Pseudeuophrys, but do you see how long the legs splay out? Its body shape and even the way it carries itself isn't like Pseudeuophrys, nor is it typical of Salticidae so I'm very thrown.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92630.

Pseudeuophrys lanigera is the closest one I could find quickly.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92609.

This is a crab spider, maybe genus Xysticus. They are spiders that camouflage against their surroundings and grab prey that fail to see them as spiders.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 88527.

https://spiderid.com/spider/euctenizidae/promyrmekiaphila/clathrata/ This Wafer Lid Trapdoor Spider may be the answer. It's a really interesting animal to find in a bathtub.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92613.

Hi, a photo looking straight down at the spider would help provide info for identification. A new photo can be uploaded as a new post. Just make a note that it goes with another photo. Both will be in your account.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92656.

This is a lovely female Cross Orbweaver, Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92611.

Yes this is one of the False Widows in genus Steatoda. They are not medically dangerous to people. They are dangerous to insects and other arachnids. I like having these in my house, mosquitoes and house flies don't recognize their messy webs as spider webs. Their webs are also in the places mosquitoes go when they are hovering around in a room.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 92630.

It's just strange because at first glance it almost looks more like a crab spider with regard to its body type. It has been months and I haven't found a spider that even closely resembles it.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92648.

Metepeira labyrinthea, a Labyrinthine Orbweaver. This one was really interesting to research. She is a little difficult to ID because the species is variable and the secondary webs are too. They make a traditional orb web to catch food and a web to hide in, like funnel web spiders do. There are trap lines connecting the two so she can hide in one web while being able to feel vibrations of prey ... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92630.

Yes it is a Jumping Spider. A male. We'll try to give you a more specific identification.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Blackwidow2019 commented on picture ID 92648.

This structure the spider rests in actually sits in the vertical position and she sits at the bottom. She stays in there by day and comes out at night to work in her web. The web is located just over an outside light which attracts lots of bugs after dark.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92642.

Thanks for adding to our info! Yes, this is Herpyllus ecclesiasticus. Thank you for also mentioning that filtering was used. I do that to see markings more clearly too. My husband just texted me a spider pic from his workplace. He knows what I like!... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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KandyRomero commented on picture ID 92646.

Just needing to know what kind of spider this is. Thank you... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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lwats commented on picture ID 92565.

Yes it was in a web... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 90805.

This is a female Texas Orbweaver, Araneus illaudatus.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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rdgriffith commented on picture ID 88527.

Anyone know what this spider is called?... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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hippiechick commented on picture ID 92501.

Thank you so much!... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92439.

S. paykulliana has more noticeable leg banding than the other Steatoda spp. of the region. The dorsal marking that looks like big stitches doesn't look like any other spider in Ireland that I know of. That marking and the light-colored semicircle over the top of the abdomen are what I used as the basis of my identification offering.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92615.

This is an insect, not a spider. You are far from being the first person to think they are spiders. This is a Jerusalem Cricket, also called a Child of the earth. There are two species, Stenopelmatus navajo and S. nigrocapitatus. I've read that they have a very painful bite.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Doughty1 commented on picture ID 92623.

Is it a cat face spider??... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Doughty1 commented on picture ID 90805.

I just found one like it. The face is very cool.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 92625.

Likely a cross-orbweaver (Araneus diadematus).... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 92035.

Great picture by the way!... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 92035.

Genus Eratigena I would imagine. Either a Hobo Spider (agrestis) or a Giant House Spider (atrica). They are extremely similar visually, but the hobo spider has a potentially harmful venom.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 92439.

I was going to say seems like it would be a member of Steatoda but it's hard to say from the picture.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Arcticwolf115 commented on picture ID 92413.

Thanks :3... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Doughty1 commented on picture ID 92549.

Looks like a wolf spider. Does it jump?... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Doughty1 commented on picture ID 92587.

I think it's a pumpkin spider.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Jim1958 commented on picture ID 74588.

Grass spider?... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Jim1958 commented on picture ID 74590.

Giant house spider... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Jim1958 commented on picture ID 74592.

Adult Haskell mesh weaver... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Jim1958 commented on picture ID 82731.

Triangulated cob web?... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Jules1970 commented on picture ID 92587.

Do you know what kinda of spider this is... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Cadah commented on picture ID 92549.

My wife got an acorn next to it to show the size.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Michele88 commented on picture ID 92579.

Hello! Do you have any idea what spider is this? It looks like it is between 1.5 and 2.5 cm in diameter (including legs).... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92563.

She is an orbweaver in genus Araneus- either Araneus diadematus or Araneus marmoreus. She is difficult to identify because she has oviposited her eggs into an egg sac. The eggs' volume stretched her abdomen and now it is a bit rumpled. She is near the end of her life. The rumpled abdomen makes her markings less visible. Her leg markings match a Marbled Orbweaver and her dorsal markings resemble... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92565.

She's a Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia. They are one of the species people call Banana Spiders. She is extra big because it is nearly time for her to oviposit the eggs maturing in her body. Her venom isn't medically significant and she's not likely to bite. I've handled one recently and it just tolerated me. Spiders mainly bite to defend themselves and their offspring. Roug... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Staudacherm commented on picture ID 92567.

This spider was found walking causally along the floor of my garage. He doesn’t move very quickly, seems very docile. His legs are on the shorter side, has prominent pinchers in the front. He fuzzy, large abdomen and brown with black stripe.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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lwats commented on picture ID 92565.

thought it might be a banana spider... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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CJ7 commented on picture ID 92557.

The web was across my window and there were several on my trees. I never seen them before, does any one know what type of spider this is?... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Doughty1 commented on picture ID 92477.

Tangled web, thanks for the response..... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Smaliee commented on picture ID 92212.

That is either a phiddipus apacheanus, a phiddipus Cardinals, or a phiddipus whitmani. It's a common jumping spider. Harmless and cute. Keep it as a pet. Or let it go. They eat the bugs.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Cathy1 commented on picture ID 92543.

Hi found this little chap by the pool today, hanging between a tree and a light post basking in the sun... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Meantomy1991 commented on picture ID 92439.

Thanks very much... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92258.

Not sure what this is, but it isn't a brown recluse. They do not live in Oregon.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92340.

My guess as well.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92387.

I think you're right.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92391.

Yes. Zoropsis spinimana.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92395.

I think so.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92397.

Hi, this is a female southern house spider, Kukulcania hibernalis.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92405.

I think you're right.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92413.

Hi, this looks like a male hacklemesh weaver. Maybe Callobius severus?... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92431.

Hi, this is a yellow and black garden spider, Argiope aurantia.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92489.

This is a wolf spider in the family Lycosidae. I think it's a rabid wolf spider, Rabidosa rabida. They are generally not very dangerous (the venom is not significant for most people), but some people have a bad reaction to their venom. They are also fast and nonaggressive, so they try to avoid confrontation with people.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 92491.

Hi, this is one of the spotted orbweavers in the genus Neoscona. I can't tell which species.... Discussion Thread

October 19, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92501.

This is Argiope aurantia, a Black and Yellow Garden Spider.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92370.

This photo does not belong to this site user. It was taken from another submission to this site.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 91847.

They are usually found on products from other countries, especially grape clusters. Outdoors- there are introduced naturalized species, like Araneus diadematus and introduced invasive species, like Joro Spiders. They are included in a country's listings. Most non-natives die in the new environment or can't reproduce. A spider we can't identify easily might be an individual variation. This migh... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Jcast commented on picture ID 92497.

The spider is a bit over an inch in diameter.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Nickwkeil commented on picture ID 92493.

Thanks... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92493.

That's okay, "web" is pre-selected on the submission form. This is a male Cheiracanthum mildei, a Yellow Sac Spider that lives in buildings.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92475.

Hi, I can't tell which Orbweaver she is. I know the frustration of trying to photograph something too high above me. My husband caught me standing on the bathroom sink today while I was trying to photograph a spider on the ceiling. Some recently submitted a photo of a spider in a spot like yours is that was taken through binoculars. It worked! Yes, Orbweavers are supposed to be nocturnal. I'... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Nickwkeil commented on picture ID 92493.

Sorry not in a web on the bathroom wall... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92477.

From our confirmed sightings from Nevada that is the most likely answer. There are other angulate orbweavers, but I don't know if they are present in your state.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Bsatt08 commented on picture ID 92489.

Need to know what this is.. have killed 5 to 6 in my house in past 2 day and dont know what ot is... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92487.

She's an Orbweaver spider in family Aranidae. She's big because her eggs are reaching maturity inside of her. She will soon oviposit them into an egg sac and she will shrink noticeably. I don't give a more specific identification from her underside. She is not a medically dangerous spider. She sleeps in a hidden spot during sunny hours and builds a web next-to that spot to catch nocturnal ins... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Tdm commented on picture ID 92487.

Found this huge thing tonight. I've never seen anything like it, it has considerable weight, it made a thud when we put it in a plastic container.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Doughty1 commented on picture ID 92485.

I think it's a Uloborus disimius... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92481.

Trichonephila clavata. Joro Spider. Dorsal image. Note golden silk. This is a newly introduced species to the U.S.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Mdm commented on picture ID 92427.

Trichonephila clavata — found near a little creek in suburban woods in zip code 30043. Web is between saplings, starting about 4 feet from ground, spreading about 5’ wide and about 3’ tall. I’ve posted a 2nd, slightly better photo of the same spider.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Doughty1 commented on picture ID 92477.

I think it's a Uloborus diversus.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92445.

She's an Orbweaver kind of spider in family Aranidae. She is really round because the eggs maturing inside her are almost ready to be oviposited in an egg sac. During sunny hours the females find a spot next-to where they build their web and hide and rest there. That's what she is doing in the photo. Her web should be visible by flashlight at night. The spiderweb emoji is based on the orb web.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Utkarsh commented on picture ID 92411.

Thank you ... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92449.

Trichonephila clavipes. Golden Silk Orbweaver. There are several species with the common name Banana Spider, yes this is one of them.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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garagespiderEastMO commented on picture ID 92366.

Awsome! Good to know that it is relatively harmless. Thank you for you insight.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92469.

This is a Triangulate cobweaver, Steatoda triangulosa. They aren't dangerous to people and quite good at killing insects and other spiders indoors.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92360.

That's kinda cute. I never thought about where Wolf Spiders live when they aren't hunting. I found one resting under the bark of a dead tree, that's the only one I've seen at rest. I just started looking for info and I think the answer is: any dark niche. Picked up an interesting bit of info: The best way to find Wolf Spiders by their eyeshine at night is to put the base of a flashlight to ... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92465.

This big gal is a Cross Orbweaver, Araneus diadematus. They do not have venom that is medically dangerous to people. This is a very widespread species of spider in the World.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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Signari commented on picture ID 92451.

Hi AllJust wondering if anyone can identify this one please? Want to be sure as it was in my bathroom... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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itsgypsymoon commented on picture ID 92360.

i did notice that he was trying to climb the wall on my front porch and kept falling down. not a great climber. he returned to a tiny burrow, a hole in the floor about a quarter of an inch.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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stevensdk1 commented on picture ID 92445.

found this one on the garage. we live in the country. any idea what he/she/it might be?... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TamC commented on picture ID 92429.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92423.

I think it is probably Tibellus oblongus.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92425.

Hi, yes this is a False Widow. A big subject of fascination in the UK. Better than politics, I know, I do spider stuff much earlier in the day than checking political news. This is probably Steatoda paykulliana. I don't know if the eye pattern varies within genus Steatoda. My second thought is Steatoda nobilis.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 75857.

Thanks for explaining. I found out about the new family because I was learning about the families of spiders that make orb webs and I realized I didn't know about this one because it was just added and I had never seen the name on this site's taxonomy page. My memory is really good at permanently holding words I see or hear, but abysmal at holding images. I translate almost everything I see in... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 92429.

She's a Hentz Orbweaver, Neoscona crucifera. They aren't dangerous to mammals.... Discussion Thread

October 18, 2019